PHOTOS: Rebuilding Notre Dame

The rose window is pictured during preliminary work in the Notre Dame Cathedral three months after a major fire July 17, 2019 in Paris. (Photo: Stephane de Sakutin/Pool via AP)

Three months after a fire ravaged Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, a rare glimpse inside the burned masterpiece on Wednesday revealed it to be eerily empty and with rubble still littering the nave.

Paris prosecutors said in June that a poorly stubbed-out cigarette or an electrical fault could have started the fire and opened an investigation into criminal negligence, without targeting any individual.

The chief architect of France's historic monuments says that three months after the April 15 fire that devastated Notre Dame Cathedral the site is still being secured. (AFP/AP)

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Parts of a destroyed scaffolding are pictured at the Notre Dame Cathedral, July 17, 2019 in Paris.(Photo: Stephane de Sakutin/Pool via AP)
French Culture Minister Franck Riester, second left, listens to French chief architect of historical sites Philippe Villeneuve, center, as they visit the Notre Dame Cathedral three months after a major fire July 17, 2019 in Paris. (Photo: Stephane de Sakutin/Pool via AP)
Damage on the nave and rubble during preliminary work in the Notre Dame Cathedral three months after a major fire July 17, 2019 in Paris. (Photo: Stephane de Sakutin/Pool via AP)
Damage on the nave and rubble during preliminary work in the Notre Dame Cathedral three months after a major fire July 17, 2019 in Paris. (Photo: Stephane de Sakutin/Pool via AP)
Parts of a destroyed ribbed vault and scaffolding are pictured at the Notre Dame Cathedral, July 17, 2019 in Paris. (Photo: Stephane de Sakutin/Pool via AP)
The building's buttress are pictured at the Notre Dame Cathedral, July 17, 2019 in Paris. (Photo: Stephane de Sakutin/Pool via AP)
Damage on the nave and rubble are seen during preliminary work in the Notre Dame Cathedral three months after a major fire July 17, 2019 in Paris. (Photo: Stephane de Sakutin/Pool via AP)
Parts of a destroyed ribbed vault and scaffolding are pictured at the Notre Dame Cathedral, July 17, 2019 in Paris. (Photo: Stephane de Sakutin/Pool via AP)
Excavator are pictured during preliminary work at the Notre-Dame de Paris Cathedral, July 17, 2019 in Paris. (Photo: Stephane de Sakutin/Pool via AP)
Scaffolding is seen during preliminary work on top of the Notre Dame Cathedral, July 17, 2019 in Paris. (Photo: Stephane de Sakutin/Pool via AP)
French Culture Minister Franck Riester, right, listens to French chief architect of historical sites Philippe Villeneuvethe Notre Dame Cathedral three months after a major fire July 17, 2019 in Paris. (Photo: Stephane de Sakutin/Pool via AP)
The big organ is pictured during preliminary work at the Notre Dame Cathedral, July 17, 2019 in Paris. (Photo: Stephane de Sakutin/Pool via AP)
Scaffolding is seen during preliminary work on top of the Notre Dame Cathedral, July 17, 2019 in Paris.(Photo: Stephane de Sakutin/Pool via AP)
Workers are pictured during preliminary work at the Notre Dame Cathedral, July 17, 2019 in Paris. (Photo: Stephane de Sakutin/Pool via AP)
The building's buttress is pictured during preliminary work at the Notre Dame Cathedral, July 17, 2019 in Paris. (Photo: Stephane de Sakutin/Pool via AP)
Parts of a destroyed ribbed vault and scaffolding are pictured at the Notre Dame Cathedral, July 17, 2019 in Paris. (Photo: Stephane de Sakutin/Pool via AP)
Workers are pictured during preliminary work at the Notre Dame Cathedral, July 17, 2019 in Paris. (Photo: Stephane de Sakutin/Pool via AP)
Workers are pictured during preliminary work at the Notre Dame Cathedral, July 17, 2019 in Paris. (Photo: Stephane de Sakutin/Pool via AP)

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